Things are different now. I wake up early, often before 5 am. I spend the entire day thinking about someone else. I take long, deep breaths throughout the day. I am always happy now, even when I am upset or stressed. I look around my house and see all these items that were never there before, some of which I didn’t even know existed until recently. I laugh at myself when I remember the things I thought were so important, and now they really aren’t. My life revolves around a three to four hour schedule, and I await eagerly for the sounds that the little guy makes to tell me that his break is over and he is ready for the world and for me again.
I am a mom. My life has changed. And I want to share with others all the things, great and small, that the little one, my Lil Z, brings to the world.